Monday, November 7, 2011

Productive Sunday!

I was so excited to see so many new patterns this week, but sometimes I just browse through them and don't actually use them.  To be frank, one of my flickr friends has been a real encouragement to me and has kept me tangling when I sometimes would rather do nothing.  She always has the nicest things to say and if you ever saw her work, you would feel like I do in that I could never measure up.  Even though we have different styles and her work is truly exquisite, she is the kindest person you could imagine.  SO thank you Carolyn because you have no idea what you kind words have meant to me!!!  You can see her work here.

With that said, I think we need to spend time lifting up those around us because we get so caught up in our own world that we often forget that others are going through rough spots too.  So find someone and encourage them either in their art, their friendship with you, or just because.  Thank you my friends for what you mean to me and thank you for stopping by!!  Hugs to you all!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Some of the patterns I used here looked very regal to me.  Well one sort of has that court jester look to it, but that's kind of regal - right???  When I'm finally able to sit down and draw a little, I've been trying to incorporate some newer patterns.  Sometimes I finish a piece and it looks like something that was thrown together and then I'm not happy with it.  I mean, what's the point in taking the time to work on something if you're not going to be happy with the results.  I know some times it's a learning process but that's ok.  We all experiment.  The problem I have is when you're just throwing work out to get it done - like a competition or something.  For me art is something personal and you have to feel it for it to be completed and to be satisfied within.  Maybe that's why companies find good art (that someone has poured themselves into) and attempt to mass produce it.  It works on some level, but then again it doesn't.  I've been starting to think about Christmas (I know it's kinda late huh?) and the state of our country, so for me, I'm going to try and either make or buy hand made items this year to support our local artist and give money back to the place we call home.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Picture in a picture

First of all let me say that I HATE change (like most people I guess), and second of all, I have my days and nights trying to switch places!  It can be exhausting!!!!  With all of that said, I haven't been tangling as much as I would like but I'm hoping this week will give me some time to do that.  Enjoy your weekend and hopefully you will get to spend some quality time with your friends and family!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Oh my gosh where has this week gone????  Yesterday was the first snow of the year for us here in Omaha.  I would love to say I was housebound and got a ton accomplished - but not so much!!  Actually I did get a lot of computer work done which I really needed to do, so I lit a fire and parked myself with my computer and hot chocolate and stayed cozy all day.  Even though I'm home most days I rarely get the  chance to just sit and work on my computer.  It was a great day!!  Not to mention I was able to take and send some great pictures of it snowing that my far away family missed out on.  Of course they're still running around in shorts so they weren't too upset that they were "missing out".  But today we're back to lots of sunshine , blue sky, and temps in the 40's.  Snow is best when it comes and goes!  It's beautiful to watch fall but I don't think I'm quite ready for a long stretch of it covering everything yet.  I hope whatever your weather, that this is an awesome day for you!!